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RATINGS: 594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Winter comes early in Alaska, so we release Alaskan Winter Ale in October. The tender new growth of spruce trees has been used for brewing in Alaska since the late 1700s when explorers sailed the coast of Alaska looking for the Northwest Passage. Alaskan Brewing revives this tradition, adding spruce tips to its Alaskan Winter Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2092) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Clear amber pour with a thin off white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, a hint of pine, nice spicy notes and a little citrus. Flavor is toffee, dark caramel, sweet woody notes, sweet spruce, bready, fruity and spicy yeast, marmalade and a hint of ginger. Medium body, chewy feel, light to medium carbonation and still chewy, but slightly more syrupy finish. Really tasty stuff, a nice, sweet, but complex and still somewhat well balanced beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rob101 (14) - - JUN 29, 2014
I am blown away by this beer. Normally it’s not necessarily my style of beer but this just wowed me. I thought that this was just a delicious Beer, the best Alaskan beer that I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emartell (268) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JUN 11, 2014
Cerveza maltosa y de cuerpo redondo. Color ambar turbio, carbonatacion baja y corona de espuma nula! En boca es densa, algo seca pero con notas dulces por la malta, finos y agradables sabores a especias. Al paladar algo complejo, buen equilibrio, ligero dulzor final. Referente al aroma nuevamente dulce, grano y especias. Al paladar es una cerveza compleja y agradable, seca pero muy bien equilibrada!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1235) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2014
The appearance has a hazy orange color, some fine-grain sediment, and a minimal off-white head, and the aroma blends caramel malts, fig, and a hint of cinnamon. The taste is slightly sour, mildly sweet, slightly spice-filled and a touch bitter, which is a quite nice flavor, especially with how crisp the flavor is on the tongue; the palate fuses a soft carbonation with a bite, slick texture, medium body, and a slightly sour and malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1702) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
Pours a darker amber color with off white head and a decent amount of it. Dark fruits on the nose initially, with some pine as well (probably the spruce they are talking about). You can definitely get a woody character on the palate with this one. Finishes sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HIGHB4LL (773) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Appearance: finger white head, amber color, clear, no lacing. Aroma: wheat, malt, spruce. Palate: very dry finish, light body, average to lively carbonation, light alcoholic texture. Taste: very sweet, light bitterness on end. Overall, poor balance and nothing notable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4253) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Aroma is grains, mild vinous notes and a hint of tobacco. The flavor is fruit/dark fruit, mild spruce overtones, a hint of vinous qualities and a mix of sweetness and slight heat in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8306) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle. Light smoky toffee malt and spruce aroma. Amber with minimal head. Sweet, lactic caramel malt flavor. Pretty good but mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2505) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle from 99 Bottles (Federal Way, WA). Sweet, lightly spiced nose. Pretty copper color. A bock-like initial / candy and Coca-Cola and brown sugar in mid -- the spruce tips add a little spicy note here / balanced sweetish finish. Medium body. Nice enough. Could use a little more body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle from Windy City. Pours attractive light orange colour, with almost no head. Sweet aroma, too sweet cold. At warmer temperature you can pick out of the syrup from herb and spruce. More spruce, sir!

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